Simple Definition of roam
: to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan
Full Definition of roam
1 : to go from place to place without purpose or direction : wander
2 : to travel purposefully unhindered through a wide area <cattle roaming in search of water>
3 : to use a cellular phone outside one's local calling area <roaming charges>
: to range or wander over
Examples of roam
The cattle roamed in search of water.
Goats roam free on the mountain.
He roamed about in search of work.
The chickens are able to roam around freely in the farmyard.
We roamed around town for a while before dinner.
She liked to roam through the woods.
Origin of roam
Middle English romen
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of roam
ROAM Defined for Kids
Definition of roam
: to go from place to place with no fixed purpose or direction
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